Maggie T L Chan

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BACKGROUND Polyoma BK virus (BKV) is associated with hemorrhagic cystitis during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The objective of this study was to test whether standard-dose ciprofloxacin might suppress reactivation of BKV infection during HSCT. METHODS Sixty-eight patients received ciprofloxacin or a cephalosporin as antibiotic(More)
Polyoma BK virus (BKV) remains dormant in the urinary tract and circulating leucocytes and becomes reactivated during immunosuppression. BK viruria is prevalent in renal allograft recipients and BK viremia may be related to nephropathy and allograft rejection. How BK viruria and viremia are related in renal allograft patients is undefined. In this study,(More)
Adenovirus in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples from 50 patients without adenovirus-related illness was quantified. In 49 patients, adenovirus was found (median load, 3.3 x 10(3) copies/microg of DNA). The adenovirus load was inversely related to lymphocyte count (Pearson correlation coefficient r = -0.311; P = .03) and was significantly greater in(More)
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